Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) today discussed with representatives of telecommunication company Ncell regarding possible ways of collaboration on various projects.
During the meeting, the NMA delegates proposed Ncell to collaborate for the preservation of the Environment, the Welfare of the Mountaineers and the Children of those Mountaineers, who had succumbed to death during the expedition.
Ncell has shown their interest in environment preservation. Senior Specialist of Ncell Mr. Ramesh Shrestha said that they are ready to discuss any possible program related to environment preservation.
‘‘Ncell is doing various projects under the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Basically we are working in the field of Education, Environment Preservation and Health’’, Mr. Shrestha said, ‘‘I personally think that the environment preservation would be an interesting topic to collaborate with the NMA. I would like to request you to be prepared accordingly.’’
Head of corporate communication and CSR Ms. Bishakha Lakshmi Khadka also expressed her desire to work sustainably.
‘‘Ncell can invest for a short period only. But, the impact of such acts should be for the long term’’, Ms. Khadka said, ‘‘We should identify the root cause of problems first and should work to permanently fix them.’’
NMA General Secretary Mr. Mohan Lamsal, Secretariat Member Mr. Rajendra Bahadur Lama and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Kul Prasad Rai proposed various ideas regarding a possible collaboration.
‘‘NMA is the only alpine club of Nepal working for the preservation of the mountain environment and cultural heritage of Mountain People. We definitely wish to collaborate with Ncell for the preservation of the environment’’, General Secretary of NMA Mr. Lamsal said, ‘‘Now we will work on it and wish to meet you for further discussion.’’
The NMA has been working for the preservation of the Mountain Environment since its establishment along with other important work including supporting the Government of Nepal as a technical wing for mountaineering, rescue and issuing permits for 27 trekking peaks. It has also been providing scholarships for the education of 50 children of those mountaineers who succumbed to death or have still gone missing during expeditions.